Garden Design Ideas
Raised beds allow you to create a planting area with a custom soil mix that has the drainage properties you desire. If your existing garden soil is too clayey or tends to flood, a raised bed elevates plants out of those conditions and allows the soil to retain a more reasonable amount of moisture, rather than leaving everything in mud.
Planting flowers under trees is a look that many gardeners love, but it is often not an easy one to achieve. The first step that you may need to do is prune off some of your tree’s lower branches so that more light gets to the flowers. Avoid using too much mulch or building raised beds because trees take in oxygen through their surface roots, and you may kill them.
A small koi pond, like most residential ones, needs at least 70% of its surface covered in plants. The plants help to provide hiding spots for the fish. Plants also help your fish to stay cooler.While a bigger pond does not need as many plants, they still play an essential role in keeping the water clean. The great news is that you have many choices in water plants for your koi pond. In this guide we’ll cover 7 plants that are perfect for Koi ponds.
The main design elements of a Japanese garden include water, stones, lanterns, and bridges. The most crucial aspect, however, is the plants. If you are interested in creating your Japanese garden, consider these 10 plants.
While many plants prefer morning sun and shade during the heat of the day, that is not always what meets your landscaping needs. You may have areas near your home or other buildings, on the side of fences or around trees that get morning shade and afternoon sun.If you struggle with finding plants that grow well in your growing zone, consider these choices that prefer cover from the sun in the morning and bright light later in the day.
25 Garden Fences in Varied Styles and Materials - Here you'll find a list of garden fences that can be implemented to your backyard and around your property. Add a nice look and create boundaries around your home.
Planting flowers around trees is an easy way to add color to your landscaping while covering up the bare and sometimes muddy patches created by the shade of trees. Learn about some recommended flowers to plant under both deciduous and evergreen trees as w